Don’t tweet about food, or exercise, or animals! If you do, you might be a terrorist.
Other words that terrorists apparently like to use include wave, pork, and metro — so definitely nix those Facebook complaints about how slow the Red Line is today, because the Department of Homeland Security is watching.
If this sounds ridiculous, overreaching, and like a huge violation of privacy, that’s because it is:
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) just released DHS internal documents about the surveillance of social media and the information collected daily. EPIC gained access to the documents with a lawsuit, pushing the Freedom of Information Act.
The documents included hundreds of keywords that the government tracks.
The Department of Homeland Security initiative started in February 2011. The department aimed to use social media to stay in-the-know about breaking news as it’s happening. Tweets mentioning “attack” or “shooting” could, for instance, alert officials disturbances to national security right away.
Yes, if we’d only had Twitter in 2001, I’m sure DHS could have prevented everything by intercepting bin Laden’s “Big plans to attack American today! #twintowers #terrorism” tweet.
There are about 100 strikers, 30 of whom are being force-fed.
Reports continue to emerge of detainees collapsing from hunger in solitary confinement, while others remain shackled to hospital beds.
And remember, 86 of the 166 prisoners in Gitmo — a significant portion of the strike — have already been absolved of any terrorism charges and cleared for release. Not surprisingly, they make up a significant portion of the strike:
The hunger strike is being carried out not only by “suspects” being held at the facility, but many detainees who have long since been cleared for release, and who the administration simply never seems to get around to releasing. After years of waiting, many see death as the only way out, and the force-feedings as just one more arbitrary punishment.
HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE
Let’s say it’s 6.15pm and you’re going home (alone of course), after an unusually hard day on the job. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up into your jaw. You are only about five miles from the hospital nearest your home. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it that far. You have been trained in CPR, but the guy that taught the course did not tell you how to perform it on yourself..!!
NOW HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN ALONE…
Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help, the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before losing consciousness.
However, these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously.
A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.
A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.
Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating.
The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can perhaps buy precious time to get themselves to a phone and dial 911.
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If you’re not familiar with Tesla cars, they’re pricey electric cars which have lately been out-selling comparable Mercedes, BMW, and Audi models. And yes, it’s Tesla as in that Tesla.
Tesla also sells its cars in a unique way: They don’t use dealerships. Instead, Tesla has stores where employees can tell you all about the sample models they have on site, but cannot discuss purchasing details or let you take a test drive. Buyers order the car directly from the Tesla website, which saves a lot in dealership fees and makes the electric cars far cheaper.
The problem is that some states, like North Carolina, want to make this model of car sales illegal.
Not coincidentally, the sponsor of NC’s particular bill got $8,000 in campaign contributions from a car dealer association last year.
The free market this is not — in fact, it’s blatant corruption.
Tesla should be able to sell its cars however it pleases, so long as company and purchaser alike are satisfied, whether that involves cutting out the dealer or requiring purchasers to play laser tag on trampolines or anything in between.
On May 1st, Cam was skipping school and messing around online. He posted some lyrics that included a vague reference to the Boston Marathon Bombing and called the Whitehouse a “federal house of horror.” Shortly after that he was arrested and charged with Communicating a Terrorist Threat, a felony that carries 20 years in prison.
The post contained no specific threat of violence against any person or group of people, and in the context of the rest of the lyrics and Cams’ rap persona, it was clearly nothing more than a metaphor. A search of Cam’s house found NO evidence that he was planning any violence, but a judge still ordered him held without bail for the next 3 months, pending trial.
Every single thing this kid did, while certainly rude and foolish, was clearly protected by the First Amendment. However, he remains in jail and has been smeared by local media, making a fair trail an ever more elusive hope.
Click here to read the full story and sign a petition against this outrageous abuse of our right to free speech.
As the petition’s headline comments, “After you read this kid’s story, you’ll think twice about what you post on Facebook. (And that’s the problem.)”
i just need 36 more credits , 12 more classes and I’m done!